Two disabled performance artists and a geographer explore the corridor and stairwell of the Chisenhale in London, searching for access, habitable spaces, lines of communication, new maps and new stories. Narrative structures have the status of spatial syntax (Michel de Certeau: The Practice of Everyday Life)
Landscaping: A Meditation on Everyday Space  


A Performance Video by The Olimpias

Performance/Installation devised and performed by Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, Petra Kuppers and Derek McCormack at Chisenhale Dance Space, April 2001.

Videoproduction: Camera: Sophia Lycouris, Edit: Roger Richards, Producer: Petra Kuppers

A house constitutes a body of images that give mankind proofs or illusions of stability. We are constantly re-imagining its reality: to distinguish all these images would be to describe the soul of the house; it would mean developing a veritable psychology of the house. To bring order to these images, I believe that we should consider two principal connecting themes: 1) A house is imagined as a vertical being. It rises upward. It differentiates itself in terms of its verticality. It is one of the appeals to our consciousness of verticality. (Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space) (c) The Olimpias, 2002, 4 mins.